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Two bailed after 14 dogs, plus £450k cannabis operation, discovered by police in Marshland St James



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Two men have been arrested and bailed after cannabis plants, thought to be worth nearly half a million pounds, were discovered in a West Norfolk village this week.

Fourteen dogs were also recovered during a police operation in Marshland St James, and work is continuing in a bid to trace their owners.

And witnesses are still being sought in connection with the discoveries.

Some of the 447 cannabis plants discovered in Marshland St James this week (53640901)
Some of the 447 cannabis plants discovered in Marshland St James this week (53640901)

Although the operation was initially outlined in a social media post by Lynn-based officers on Wednesday, more details have now been released in a Norfolk Police statement this morning.

A force spokesman said: "Enquiries led officers from the Moonshot and Local Policing Teams to a location off Smeeth Road where they discovered 447 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of £450,000.

"They also recovered a mini digger, a caravan and a trailer that had previously been reported stolen.

This digger had been reported stolen (53640898)
This digger had been reported stolen (53640898)

"Officers also found 14 dogs at the same location – some of which are believed may have stolen – and enquiries are underway to locate potential owners."

Two men – one in his 50s and another in his 60s – were arrested in connection with the finds and questioned at the Police Investigation Centre at Saddlebow.

They were later released under investigation pending further inquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt Daniel Edwards, of Norfolk Police, via the non-emergency 101 number, quoting crime number 36/85543/21 in relation to the suspected theft offences or 36/91354/21 for the suspected drugs offences.

Police believe this caravan found at the site had previously been stolen (53640895)
Police believe this caravan found at the site had previously been stolen (53640895)

Witnesses can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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